I'm shocked. Are you shocked?
No, and that is how I am reading this as well. Quite a few things Obama has done has increased the costs of small businesses, like fast food restaurants. Not every location is equally profitable, and if the government raises the bar on everyone, some will now be unprofitable, where they previously were before.
Announcing a remodeling is a good way to close the newly unprofitable stores without starting a political controversy that may be bad for PR. Expect more announcements from other chains.
I think ObamaCare has made the dollar menu an endangered species.